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De Nieuwe Bibliotheek Almere in The Netherlands by Concrete Architectural Associates

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: Concrete Architectural Associates

Design Story: The challenge was to design all public spaces within the new public library in Almere. The building was designed by Meyer en van Schooten Architects. The overall design scope consisted of 5000m1 linear meters of bookshelves and accompanying facilities: counters, internet areas, a read café, study areas and a multimedia department. At the request of the client we contributed to the development of the shop-concept: a commercial approach, instead of a standard library positioning and structure, where books are presented to a ‘customer’ and where the library itself becomes a place to stay; more like a modern retail concept.

Image Courtesy © Wim Ruigrok

  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: De Nieuwe Bibliotheek Almere
  • Location: Almere, Netherlands
  • Photography: Wim Ruigrok
  • Client: The local authority of Almere and the library Almere
  • Designer: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Team: Rob Wagemans, Erikjan Vermeulen, Erik van dillen, Jari van Lieshout, Lisa Hassanzadeh, Ulrike Lehner and Joris Angevaare
  • Architect building: Meyer en van Schooten Architecten
  • Collaborators: Thonik (graphic design); Reinout Homan (signing); Karres en Brands Landschapsarchitecten (design courtyard)
  • Founder shop concept: van Spaendonck Management Consultants – mevr. H Kunst
  • Construction management: Van Keulen & van Zutphen / Grontmij
  • Contractor interior: Harmeling interieurs, Rijssen
  • Design: January 2004
  • Completion: March 2010
  • Surface area: Approx 7500 m2

Yandex Saint Petersburg 3 in Russia by za bor architects

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: za bor architects

The client, Yandex corporation, wanted to see this project as an office which would complement the already existing offices of the company located in Benois Business Centre. Accordingly, it is the second stage of offices on the 5th floor which was completed in 2012, and the first office on the 4th floor which was introduced into service in 2008. The mentioned office is located on the 4th floor, and the task was to connect it with the first stage office which has been in operation for a long time already.

Image Courtesy © NPS Tchoban Voss 

  • Architects: za bor architects
  • Project: Yandex Saint Petersburg 3
  • Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Photography: NPS Tchoban Voss & Stas Medvedev
  • Architecture: Peter Zaytsev and Arseniy Borisenko / za bor architects
  • Planning: 02.2012 – 03.2012
  • Construction: 05.2012 – 09.2012
  • Floor: Armstrong, InterfaceFlor.
  • Furniture: Herman Miller, Walter Knoll
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, 3dS Max

Streeter Residence in Deephaven, Minnesota by Salmela Architect

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: Salmela Architect 

Our client has been a contractor of high-end custom homes for the last 20 years. This, the 7th in a series of houses he has built for himself, is essentially an exercise in architecture and building that explores the boundaries of prefabrication within the realm of architecture and the aesthetic expectations within the custom home market.

Image Courtesy Salmela Architect & Peter Bastianelli Kerze

  • Architects: Salmela Architect
  • Project: Streeter Residence
  • Photographer: Peter Bastianelli Kerze
  • Location: Deephaven, Minnesota, USA
  • Site Characteristics: Site situated between two wetland areas.
  • Client: Kevin Streeter
  • Client program: A home for a father and son., Open plan (there are only two interior doors), Natural light., Access to grade., Clarity of structure., Innovation of materials.
  • Construction System: Concrete Masonry Unit lower level walls., Glulam roof and floor beams., SIP roof deck, floor deck and upper level walls., Glass in-fill., Exposed mechanical and electrical.
  • Sustainable Features: Reclaimed cypress exterior wood finish (from pickle vats), Concrete masonry units made using local power plant fly ash in aggregate.
  • Schedule: Construction start:  Fall 2003, Construction complete:  Fall 2004
  • Square Footage: 3,000
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Specific Materials: Typical block masonry units., Poured concrete floors with Ardex oil finish., Structural Wood douglas fir laminated beams., R-Control SIP panels with factory Fire Finish., H-Window doors and windows., Custom built garage doors., Single-ply EPDM roofs., Galvalume standing seam metal siding., Reclaimed cypress wood siding., Valcucine cabinetry., Douglas fir wood flooring., Concrete pavers., Ipe wood deck

Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) in Paphos, Cyprus by Eraclis Papachristou – Architects

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: Eraclis Papachristou – Architects

The site is defined in the city boundary. The whole complex is a smooth transition from the urban fabric to the non built space and vice versa.A space grid/interconnection that is able to co-exist in an autonomous way or as an integral part of the city, while at the same time constitutes a landmark for the city of Pafos.

Image Courtesy © Erieta Attali 

  • Architects: Eraclis Papachristou – Architects
  • Project: Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC)
  • Location: Paphos, Cyprus
  • Photography: Erieta Attali
  • Owner: Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC)
  • Prize: 1st prize in architectural competition 2002
  • Plot area: 13 738m²
  • Building area:
    Office building (including basement): 6201m²
    Substation: 740m²
    Footbridge: 255 m²
  • Finished: Dec 2012
  • Budget: €16 500 000
  • Collaborators: Eraclis Papachristou, Panayiotis Panayi, Yiannos Tsiolis, Panayiota Pieri, Demetris Savva, Elia Ioannou
  • Structural Engineers: George Demetriades & Nikos Kalathas
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: Yiannakis Mitsides & Michael Nicolaides
  • Quantity Surveyors: Alexis Adamides

New Istanbul International Financial Center in Istanbul, Turkey by HOK

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: HOK 

US$2.6 billion project is integral to Turkey’s plan to make its economy one of the world’s 10 largest by 2023

HOK developed the master plan for the Istanbul International Financial Center (IIFC) in Turkey, which is being built on a 170-acre site on the city’s Asian side. The Turkish government’s goal for the landmark IIFC project is to establish Istanbul as a global center for finance. The IIFC will house the head offices of the country financial market governing bodies, state-owned and private banks, and related businesses. It will include approximately 45 million square feet of office, residential, retail, conference, hotel and park space. With 13.5 million people, Istanbul has the world’s second-largest population behind only Shanghai. A February 2013 article in The Economist ranked Turkey’s economy as the world’s 17th-largest.

Image Courtesy HOK 

  • Architects: HOK
  • Project: New Istanbul International Financial Center
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey

W-House in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by VMX Architects BV

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: VMX Architects BV

The Walta-Elmers family commissioned VMX Architects to design their house on ‘Kleine Rieteiland’, one of the islands of IJburg. The client wanted a spacious, open house with plenty of light. The plot measures 8 by 30 metres. By studying several models, the concept of ‘woonlandschap’ (living-landscape) was chosen. The ground floor, containing the living and kitchen, in a split level typology, has the possibility to completely open to the outside and thereby create a partly covered living-landscape of 8 by 30 metres.

Image Courtesy VMX Architects 

  • Architects: VMX Architects BV
  • Project: W-House
  • Location: IJburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Fam Walta-Elmers
  • Size: 250 m2
  • Design: 2005-2006
  • Execution: 2006-2007
  • Costs: 305.000 Euro

Water Mill Houses in New York by 1100 Architect

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: 1100 Architect

Distributed across fifteen acres of wooded land, this family retreat consists of a main house, guesthouse, pool house, bunk house, and garage. The main house or “glass house” stands on the highest peak of the property, allowing for an unobstructed view of the surrounding landscape and shoreline from the roof terrace. The living spaces on the top floor are enclosed by glass walls that enable light and air to penetrate while a screen of trees provides a sense of privacy.

Image Courtesy © Peter Aaron/OTTO 

  • Architects: 1100 Architect
  • Project: Water Mill Houses
  • Location: Water Mill, New York, USA
  • Photography: Peter Aaron/OTTO
  • Date: 2008
  • Size: 7,750SF
  • Principal: Juergen Riehm, David Piscuskas
  • Project Architect: Carmen Lenzi
  • Design Assistants: Joanna Chen, Juliana Chittic, Raphaelle Golaz, Antonia Kwong, Igor Siddiqui, Erin Vali Jorge Zapata

Two Sports Centers Boshuizerkade in Leiden, The Netherlands by René van Zuuk Architects bv

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: René van Zuuk Architects bv

The municipality of Leiden was looking to replace the old sports facilities in Leiden with a new complex which would separate the youth football association from the Leiden sports company. The position and footprint of the pavilions was predetermined by Buro Sant and Co who were responsible for the urban design.

Image Courtesy René van Zuuk Architects bv 

  • Architects: René van Zuuk Architects bv
  • Project: Two Sports Centers Boshuizerkade
  • Location: Boshuizerkade, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Photographer: René van Zuuk Architects bv
  • Client: Municipality of Leiden
  • Program: Two Sportcenters
  • Office: René van Zuuk Architects b.v., Almere / NL
  • Design: René van Zuuk
  • Design Team: Kersten Scheller, Peter Hagelaar, Wulf Oschwald, Javier Paz Taibo
  • Structural engineer: ABT bv
  • Building engineering : Technisch AdviesburoSanes bv
  • Contractor : Huurman Leiden bv
  • Floor area: 1.590 m²
  • Built-up area: 824 m²
  • Cubage: 5.030m³
  • Building Costs: € 1.677.500,
  • €/m³BRI: 333,50 €/m³
  • Start of planning: 2009
  • Completion: 2012
  • Phases of planning: 2-9

Extension of the IUFM School in Lyon, France by Atelier de la Passerelle

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: Atelier de la Passerelle

The IUFM (Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres – Primary School Teacher Training Institute) is located in the former Ecole Normale pour Garçons, a building dating from 1885 in a large property called Clos Fayet in the Croix-Rousse district of Lyon. This building has all the architectural features of the typical late 19th century to mid-20th century French school. It has been inopportunely encroached upon by recent constructions.

Image Courtesy © Jérome Ricolleau

  • Architects: Atelier de la Passerelle
  • Project: Extension of the IUFM School
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • Photography: Frenchie Christogratin & Jérome Ricolleau
  • Client: Conseil Général du Rhône
  • Construction economist: SCORE
  • Structural concrete: COGECI
  • Building services: THERMI-FLUIDE
  • Landscape designer: Atelier Anne Gardoni
  • Net usable floor area: 3 620 m2
  • Cost: 4 465 000€ TTC

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Radisson Blu in Dakar, Senegal by SAOTA

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: SAOTA

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and tucked away in the Fann Corniche, the new Radisson Blu Hotel is a contemporary expression of Senegalese Style. The hotel was commissioned by the Teylium Group and forms part of a larger development which includes designer retail stores, apartments, spa, cinemas and a bowling alley. The brief called for 180 suites, a fine dining restaurant, an all-day restaurant, conference facilities, meeting rooms and admin facilities.

Image Courtesy © Jon Case & Vauban Radi

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: RadissonBlu
  • Location: Dakar, Senegal
  • Photography: Jon Case & Vauban Radi
  • Interior Design: ANTONI ASSOCIATES
  • Project Team: Mark Rielly, Vanessa Weissenstein, Andy Malcomess & Ashleigh Gilmour
  • Completion Date: June 2009
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